Model United Nations
Teen Leadership Program
6th - 8th grade
PARENT INFORMATION MEETING
Thursday, JANUARY 5TH, 2017
6:00 pm to 7:00pm in the Youth Center
In MUN Ambassadors will
- Learn about the world
- Research and debate
- Establish policies and treaties
about international issues
- Make new friends throughout California
- Attend two statewide conferencesThe California YMCA Youth & Government Model United Nations program is a simulation of the “real-life” United Nations Assembly. Participants in Model United Nations (MUN) will take part in some of the activities that the real U.N. participates in. Delegates will research, debate and establish policies, treaties and resolutions focusing on international issues, including disputes between countries, peace-keeping responsibilities, border crisis, stabilizing financial markets and dealing with hunger, disease and poverty.
Delegations are assigned one or more countries (depending on the number of delegates) that they will represent, and the delegates will research the countries and come to the MUN as delegates from those countries. Delegates can be a part of one of several organizations that make up the U.N., including the General Assembly, Security Council, International Court of Justice, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and an international press delegation. The roles in these different “organs” of MUN are described in more detail later.
Delegates also participate in caucuses which represent different areas of the world: The African States, Asian States, Latin American and Caribbean States, and the Western European and Other States. Delegates will write, debate and vote on resolutions in the GA, and also participate in one of the organs, either hearing memorials (court cases), dealing with issues of human rights, writing newspaper articles, or settling border or territorial disputes. Delegates will be faced with some “crisis” issues that they will be asked to resolve as well.
Program ContactTo register call 760.635.3050. For more information please contact, Chad Matkowski, 760.942.9622 ext. 12515.
The California YMCA Youth and Government Model United Nations Program is for 6th - 8th graders from throughout the state. These students are given the opportunity to engage in international issues, discover other cultures, make friends and have a lot of fun.
We will have a training conference at Camp Roberts in San Luis Obispo from March 10-12 where you will get to meet over 600 ambassadors from all over California.
This four-month program culminates at the end of May
when delegates from around the state meet in Pasadena to
establish their own student-run United Nations, April 23-26, 2015.
Weekly meetings run from December to May.